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Several Charges Laid Following Intimate Partner Violence Investigation

Broadcast Time:    3:00 p.m.                        Date: January 31, 2024

On January 30, 2024, the Sarnia Police Service (SPS) responded to residence after receiving information that a woman and another person had been threatened with a sawed-off shotgun.

During the incident it is alleged that the accused made threats to kill the female victim, pointed the firearm at her after placing a bullet in the firearm and threatened to shoot another person in the residence who tried to intervene.

The two victims were able to flee the residence and call police. Officers arriving on scene located the accused who was in the process of hiding the firearm outside of the residence.

The accused was arrested without further incident.

As a result of this investigation, a male resident of Sarnia has been charged with eighteen (18) criminal charges:

  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
  • Possession of ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (x2)
  • Assault with a Weapon (x2)
  • Utter Threats to Cause Death (x2)
  • Pointing a Firearm (x2)
  • Using Firearm in Commission of Offence (x2)
  • Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of Firearm Knowing its Possession is unauthorized.
  • Careless Use of Firearm

The accused has been held for a bail hearing.

As this incident was the result of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), the identity of the accused will not be released to protect the identity of the victims.


Are you or someone you know experiencing intimate partner violence? If so, we encourage you to contact the Sarnia Police Service at 519-344-8861. Call 9-1-1 for emergency.


Community Resources:


Assaulted Women’s Help Line @ Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511

Ontario Help Line @ 2-1-1

Provincial resources @ https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-help-if-you-are-experiencing-violence

Sarnia Police Service (or the police service in your jurisdiction) @ 519-344-8861 or 9-1-1 for emergencies

The Sarnia Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre Sarnia-Lambton @ 519-337-3154

Bluewater Health Domestic Violence Unit @ 519-464-4400

Victim Services of Sarnia-Lambton @ 519-344-8861

Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia-Lambton Inc. @ 519-336-5200



Staff Sergeant I. Skinn #166

Criminal Investigations Division

Tel: 519-344-8861

Email: 166@police.sarnia.on.ca

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